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Leah Cohen Eyes Brooklyn for a Noodle-Centric Pig & Khao Spinoff

"I want to be open late-night so I can feed the drunk people," says Cohen.

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Leah Cohen, former Top Cheftestapant and chef behind Southeast Asian hit Pig & Khao, has been on the hunt for a space for a second restaurant since last summer, but now it looks like her gaze may be turning away from the Lower East Side and towards Brooklyn. The spin-off project will be very noodle-centric. "I want to do noodle dishes from all over Southeast Asia," Cohen tells the Voice. "And I want to be open late-night so I can feed the drunk people." She's on the hunt for investors and is planning a Kickstarter. Why Brooklyn? "I'm all about tapping another market, and Brooklyn's great for that...I think it's easier to get liquor licenses over there, and it's cheaper, depending on what part of Brooklyn." Since there's no lease yet, don't expect this noodle shop until its much warmer out.

Pig and Khao

68 Clinton Street, Manhattan, NY 10002 (212) 920-4485 Visit Website

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